I don’t believe in that “gifts of ADHD” stuff, but I still try to live a grateful life. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’m starting a list of things I’m thankful for — simple things, funny things, and, by that token, maybe the most important things.
Please share yours in the comments. The world needs our positive energy!
I’m thankful for…
- A husband who understands I’m trying my best, even if it doesn’t always look that way.
- That kind bookstore employee who stood politely while I spaced out for what may have been minutes. I eventually realized I’d never handed her my credit card.
- All the minimalist bloggers out there who remind me that simplicity can breed calm — even for me.
- Tuesday night community yoga.
- Email reminders from the library. I feel like a much better person when I actually return my books.
- Books that teach me about my brain.
- My FitBit. It doesn’t just count my steps, it vibrates twice daily to remind me to take my meds.
- A home and lifestyle just a little smaller and simpler than we can afford. It’s like buying ADHD insurance.
- Mini Habits, which taught me to set the bar so low, even I can clear it — and I’d better not be too proud to do this.
- Sticky notes (much more grown up than writing all over my arms).
- A lovely online community of ADHD friends and advocates. You all are the best!
What are you thankful for today?